(v.) = break into + a smile ; give + a grin ; grin ; beam ; steal + a smile. Ex: Her face broke into a warm friendly smile. Ex: James gave her what amounted to a grin. Ex: 'I know for a fact that it has to be modified, and more than a little,' she said, grinning awkwardly. Ex: Natasha continued to lean out of the window for a long time, beaming at him with her kindly, slightly quizzical, happy smile. Ex: Some of you old timers are likely stealing a smile as you read this, thinking that you were lucky not to have crossed paths with him. ---- * comenzar a sonreír = start to + smile ; begin to + smile. * dejar de sonreír = extinguish + smile. * echarse a sonreír = start to + smile ; begin to + smile. * empezar a sonreír = start to + smile ; begin to + smile. * hacer sonreír = steal + a smile from ; make + Nombre + smile. * ponerse a sonreír = start to + smile ; begin to + smile. * sonreír (a) = smile (at). * sonreír a Alguien = grin at + Nombre. * sonreír con sarcasmo = smirk. * sonreir de oreja a oreja = grin like + a Cheshire cat ; grin from + ear to ear. * sonreír socarronamente = smirk.